A Conceptual Design of Intelligent Shoes for Pregnant Women

  • Eva Dimou
  • Athanasios Manavis
  • Evridiki Papachristou
  • Panagiotis KyratsisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 413)


Design and technology are coming together to shape the future. Nowadays, researchers demonstrate that based on different technological fields, science is able to create a future that sometimes people find difficult to imagine. The present paper contributes towards the creation of new customized products, based on wearable technology, which is applied on mass consumption products. The case study used refers to the design of an intelligent, programmable shoe for pregnant women made of synthetic biological material (protocells). The paper’s research methodology was based on a literature review and a series of interviews with some of the experts in the field of physiotherapy.


Intelligent shoes Pregnant women Product customisation Wearable technology Synthetic biological material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Dimou
    • 1
  • Athanasios Manavis
    • 2
  • Evridiki Papachristou
    • 3
  • Panagiotis Kyratsis
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Art and DesignCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial DesignTechnological Education Institution of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece
  3. 3.School of Production Engineering and ManagementTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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